GeoProMining Brings Legendary Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli to Yerevan

Posted on Apr 22, 2012 in Company news, News and Press releases

GeoProMining Brings Legendary Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli to Yerevan

22 April 2012, Yerevan

GeoProMining (“GPM” or “the Company”), a diversified international mining group, is delighted to have been the general partner supporting the concert given by the renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli as part of the Yerevan World Book Capital 2012 festival.

Mr Bocelli performed with Armenia’s State Philharmonic Orchestra on Yerevan’s Liberty Square on April 22. Admission to the event was free of charge, and more than 20,000 people came to the centre of the Armenian capital to enjoy the singer’s world-famous voice.
As the 12th capital of Armenia, Yerevan was a fitting symbolic choice in 2012 to become the 12th World Book Capital. The honour for the 2,800-year-old city recognises the contribution to world culture made by Armenia – a country with a history of printing spanning 500 years.
GeoProMining is a socially responsible company committed to supporting culture and the arts in all of the regions where it operates. In Armenia, the Company supports the K.S. Stanislavski Russian Drama Theatre, one of Yerevan’s most prestigious cultural institutions, which stages plays by Russian and Armenian dramatists. In December 2011 GPM supported a production of Abanamat by Russian writer Sergei Dovlatov at the theatre.
The Company also co-sponsored a concert by UN Goodwill Ambassador Bryan Adams in the Georgian capital Tbilisi on 19 September 2008. In March 2011, GPM helped to organise a concert by Brazilian jazz singer Tanya Marie, with all proceeds going to a charity for homeless children.

 

Press contacts:

Ruzanna Grigoryan

Tel: +374 (94) 19 07 13

Email: ruzan@gpmgold.am

 

Notes to editors:

One city is chosen as World Book Capital every year by UNESCO and the three major international professional organizations from the world of books – the International Publishers Association (IPA), the International Booksellers Federation (IBF) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
The city of Yerevan was chosen for the quality and variety of its programme, which is “very detailed, realistic and rooted in the social fabric of the city, focused on the universal and involving all the stakeholders involved in the book industry”, according to the members of the selection committee.